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  • n. A piece of absorbent material, soaked with ink used for rubber stamps. The ink gets onto the stamp by pressing the stamp on the ink-pad.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as inking-pad.


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  • I even went through a period, when I learned about fingerprinting and the idea that everyone has completely different fingerprints, where I made everyone around me (mostly adults) squash their fingers onto my ink-pad and leave their mark on the paper which I carried around for the purpose.

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  • I learned later that they do not use the kind of ink-pad for Chinese writing anymore in Hong Kong.

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  • Sylvester arranged his ink-pad and sheets of paper.

    The Gloved Hand

  • Then, without a word, he took an ink-pad from his pocket, slipped the glove upon his right hand, inked the tips of the fingers and pressed them carefully upon a sheet of paper.

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  • Then he placed an ink-pad on the table in front of him -- nothing else.

    The Gloved Hand

  • He groped about on the table and found first a rubber stamp and then a small, flat ink-pad.

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  • The conclusion was confirmed when they took an ink-pad impression of the ball of my right thumb and fell to comparing it with one of the record prints.


  • DeGonia said the county's Livescan system - which takes a digital image of fingerprints - is too expensive for the city to purchase or maintain, so the traditional ink-pad method was put in place in the Municipal Court, with the court's bailiff, Patrolman Rodney Collins, taking prints from between 10 and 30 people each Wednesday.

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